Prof. (Ms) Jamuna Prakash

Born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on 11 February, 1955. Educated at Methodist Mission School, Mathura, 1960-68; Kishori Raman Girls High School, Mathura, 1968-1970; B.Sc., Bangalore University, 1974; M.Sc., University of Mysore, 1974-1976. Ph.D., in Food Science, University of Mysore, 1992.

Visiting Professor, International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada, Saigon Technological Univesity, Vietnam, Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hongzhou, China; MLC Univ. Shillong. Currently working as Nutrition Advisor, Cuu Long Univ. Vietnam.

Lecturer, Food Craft Institute, Bangalore, 1977; Lecturer, (part time) Bangalore University, 1976-1977; Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Mysore, Mysore, 1977-1994; Reader, 1994-2005; Professor, 2005-2017. Senior Research Fellow, CSIR, at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 1988-1991.

Member of Scientific Panels, 2011-2016, FSSAI, New Delhi. Regional Mentor for INSPIRE AWARD program for school children, DST, New Delhi, 2014-15. Member, Kerala State Council for Science and Technology for Project proposal review, 2002-2020. Technical Expert, Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Research Priority Setting in India, INCLEN Trust International & CHNRI, New Delhi, 2013. Member, National Committee, IUNS, ICSU, INSA, New Delhi, 2012-2016. Lead Chair for Working group on Education and Training of Food Handlers and Indian Ambassador for Global Harmonization Initiative, Austria. Subject Expert for reviewing Project proposals submitted under Women Scientist Scheme. DST, New Delhi, 2016-2018. Subject Expert for BIRAC-DBT-BMGF Grand Challenges India project, DBT, New Delhi. 2017. Editorial Board Member of several journals. Editor for Book Series on Nutritional and Health Aspects of Traditional Foods, Elsevier Publishers.

Awards/Honours: Merit Scholarships, 1968-70, 1972-74, 1975-76. Dr. Padma Umapathy Gold Medal for I rank in M.Sc., 1976. Mohan Memorial award for Best Research paper, 1998 & 2002. Dr. Leela Phadnis Memorial Lecture Award, 2004. Kellog Award for Best Paper on iron research, 2004. Young Scientist Award (Co-authors), 2005 & 2007, Nutrition Society of India. Distinguished poster selection award at IUNS, Thailand, 2009. Prof. M Vishwanathan Honour award for research achievements, 2011, Diabetes Research Center, Royapuram, Chennai. Best Postgraduate Teacher Award, 2012, Negilayogi Social Welfare Trust and Vidya Vardhaka Sangha, Mysore. Dr. Rajammal P. Devadas Memorial Award for outstanding contributions in the field of Applied Nutritional Sciences, 2013, Nutrition Society of India. Best track paper award for paper presented and published in Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Food Properties, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016. Nominated as `IUFoST Visiting Professor' for developing countries, 2015-2020, International Union of Food Science and Technology, Canada. Best Home Scientist Award from Home Science Association, 2022. Recognized as one of the global scientists in top 2% category for food science for the year 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 from Stanford University based on citation index. Numerous awards for presented papers in different National and International conferences.

Fellow: International Academy of Food Science and Technology, Canada

Research Areas: Food Science, Nutrition and Extension

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